Mapping poverty

We have produced an anti-poverty strategy to improve the standard of living for residents on a low income in the city. Part of this strategy involves the review of evidence, both in the form of data and listening to the experiences of local people, to ensure that the key issues selected for action are robust and relevant.

Our 'Mapping Poverty' reports have looked at our administrative data (housing benefit and council tax benefit) over the years to assess the extent and distribution of low income households in the city. The latest report, below, shows that the total benefit population in the city has remained fairly steady a part from a marked increase in Trumpington ward.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 helps inform us about variations in relative disadvantage between communities. The paper, below, shows the index, sub-index and domain scores for the city. In addition it uses market segmentation tools to highlight the characteristics of the communities experiencing the greatest deprivations in the city.

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If you would like to discuss this report, email Graham Saint, Strategy Officer at or call 01223 457044.

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